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Pulp Nonfiction

by Kelt Wilska The history of paper is an endlessly fascinating wormhole that can doom a short-form journalist to overstuffing. For...

Pandemic Prose

by Kelt Wilska During the present COVID-19 pandemic, Shaker Mill Books has noticed a surge in interest for a most surprising genre:...

This Project Is for the Birds

by Kelt Wilska On one of your drives through town last month, did you happen to notice someone on a ladder climbing the pond-facing side...

What's in a Name?

Say you’re a bookseller hunting for rare titles in a dusty Berkshire attic. Creased paperback beach read: dollar section. Hardcover bestsell

Josh Billings, Berkshire Funnyman

If you asked a Berkshire native who Josh Billings was, odds are that they would respond with, “You mean the race?” After all, the eponymous